In October 1993 there was an attempted coup in Burundi. President Melchior Ndadaye, who had only come to power after elections in the summer was killed together with several ministers in a putsch led by a small group of Tutsi Army Paratroopers. The coup failed but it caused widespread devastation and death. The death toll is estimated as being between 100,000 and 150,000 (church sources) and 200,000 (according to government). An estimated 800,000 people have fled the country and have become refugees in Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania. In December 1993 the Rt. Rev. Pie Ntukamazina of the Diocese of Bujumbura in Burundi visited Lambeth Palace and met the Archbishop of Canterbury. He spoke with Jim Rosenthal at the Anglican Communion Office about the present situation in Burundi.